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breaking news this friday night. another earthquake, this one even bigger. the second one in 24 hours. authorities say this time, many buried alive. the dramatic pictures coming in now. fire in the sky. the landslide. and the urgent hunt for the missing and the trapped. also breaking, the tornado touching down back here at home. and now, the tornado watch in effect this friday for millions. the controversial video. the paddle used in school. a kindergartener punished. the video more than a million have now seen. we want your opinion. the manson murders, and the stunning development. all these years later, the fate of the homecoming princess turned killer, and what she told diane sawyer all those years ago. and, the schools on lockdown. this mountain lion on the loose. the aerial images as it all plays out.
good evening. we begin tonight with the terrible scene playing out in japan at this hour. the second earthquake, and tonight, many have been buried alive. you can see the lights on this bridge shaking, as the quake, measuring 7.0, hits. hundreds of thousands without power. many were killed during the first earthquake last night. tonight after so many tremors, this hits. matt gutman on the crisis unfolding right now. >> reporter: that powerful new jolt heaving this massive landslide, pulverizing concrete as if it were papier mache. these shaky images capture the moment the 7.0 quake hits in the dead of night. 1:25 a.m. violently striking the rattled southern city of kumamoto again.
even stronger than yesterday's deadly quake, with multiple epicenters. tonight, officials report urgent calls flooding in of people trapped inside buildings. rescuers desperately going door to collapsed door struggling to get through streets clogged with rubble and broken glass. multiple structure fires shooting flames and smoke into the night sky. the quake pancaking buildings, slamming tons of concrete on these cars. other apartment blocks seemingly buckled inward. stores gutted. windows blown out as if detonated by explosion. yesterday, we spoke to survivor noel vincent. we found him again tonight. >> wow, there's lots of shaking. >> reporter: capturing the terrifying screams during an aftershock. shoeless and too afraid to go back into his apartment. >> i think yesterday, people were shocked. but i think today, people are kind of terrified.
>> reporter: all this in an urban area still staggering from yesterday's quake. 44,000 people already staying in shelters. nine died in thursday's quake, but many were rescued. including this 8-month-old baby girl, plucked from the rubble. carefully handed from rescuer to rescuer toward an ambulance. david, we're getting reports that over 1,000 have been injured in that city. that, as we're learning that a hospital is evacuating over fears it could collapse. >> thank you. in the meantime, back at home, to the dangerous tornadoes touching down late today. millions on high alert as we head into this evening. this image from near pueblo, colorado. and a wildfire in the hills near los angeles. and on top of the tornado
concerns, a snowstorm for parts of the country this weekend. rob marciano, live in d.c. tonight, tracking it all. rob? >> reporter: let's get right to the area where we're most concerned. severe weather, for much of the plains. and we're going to see a number of advisories. high winds to the west, and big-time storms for colorado. denver, could see a foot of snow. a high east of the front, and severe weather as well, pretty much the entire state of texas will be under a severe weather threat, saturday and sunday. meanwhile, it's moving slowly because there's a huge ridge of high pressure jamming it up, giving the east nice weather this weekend and beyond. >> rob, thank you. meantime, to the race for the white house tonight. the all-out brawl in brooklyn. a short time after, bernie sanders headed to the vatican.
while hillary clinton headed someplace else, and landed a victory it appeared she wasn't expecting. here's jonathan karl. >> reporter: hillary clinton has already new york. >> you go now. you win! >> reporter: it was just a game of dominos at senior center in harlem. she's hoping for a much bigger win in the primary next week. >> help me next tuesday. >> reporter: as for bernie sanders, he made a detour all the way to vatican city today. no meeting with the pope, but a chance to road test his message on holy ground. after the brawl in brooklyn. loud, nasty and personal. >> but i do question her judgment. i question a judgment which voted for the war in iraq. the worst foreign policy blunder in the history of this country. >> well, the people of new york
voted for me twice to be their senator from new york. and -- and president obama trusted my judgment enough to ask me to be secretary of state for the united states. >> reporter: sanders repeatedly hammered clinton on her ties to wall street. >> i stood up against the behaviors of the banks when i was a senator. i called them out on their mortgage behavior. >> secretary clinton called them out. oh, my goodness, they must have been really crushed by this. and was that before or after you received huge sums of money by giving speaking engagements? >> reporter: and she hit him on gun control. >> this is a serious difference between us. and what i want to start by saying, it's not a laughing matter. 90 people on average a day are killed or commit suicide or die in accidents from guns. 33,000 people a year.
>> both came ready to battle. jon, both candidates claiming new york as their home turf. tuesday, the stakes are sky-high. >> it's a must-win for both of them. for bernie sanders to catch up in the delegate race, he needs to win and win big. and for hillary clinton, a loss in her home state would be symbolically devastating. next to the republicans. donald trump appearing overnight before his own party, just as he takes them on over the process. and ted cruz was there as well, trying to challenge trump on his own turf. and tonight, donald trump and hillary clinton sounding very similar on at least one point. here's tom llamas. >> reporter: tonight, rare agreement between bitter rivals donald trump and hilary
clinton. both rallying around new york values. >> new york values represent great things. our people are vibrant, our people are loving people. we are builders, we make things, we have courage and we love our community. and that's what new york values is. >> reporter: clinton echoing that. >> i'm asking for your support again in the primary on tuesday, to take those new york values to the white house. >> reporter: both seeming to team up against senator ted cruz, who attacked new york values when the campaign was thousands of miles away in iowa. now that it's here, a change of tune. >> god bless the great state of new york. >> reporter: still, cruz today tying trump to new york's liberal mayor bill de blasio in a hard-hitting ad. >> he'll end up being a good mayor, maybe a very good mayor, i think he's going to want to make new york great. >> reporter: but cruz on "late night," jokingly taking advice from trump. >> while you're here in new
york, let me give you some advice. first, if you're on the street, walk fast. no one likes a slow walker. are you writing this down? >> hold on, let me get my pen. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> ted? ted, did you get your pen yet? ted? ted, did you get your pen? >> got it. >> okay. >> reporter: tonight, we finally know why it's hard for donald trump to forgive and forget. his favorite bible verse, exodus, an eye for an eye. >> tom, thank you. next to the battle over the controversial law in north carolina. and despite pressure from
charles barkley, there is no change. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight the nba is at the center of the so-called bathroom bill firestorm after being publicly put in the hot seat. >> as a black person, i'm against any form of discrimination. so i think the nba should move the all-star game from charlotte. >> reporter: the location of next season's all-star game was a topic at today's nba board of governors meeting. >> the law as it now stands in north carolina is problematic for the league. there was no discussion of moving the all-star game. what the view in the room was, we should be working towards change in north carolina. >> reporter: others are not showing as much patience. bruce springsteen cancelled a concert in the tar heel state last week. last night performing in michigan, where they are considering a similar law, the boss threatened more boycotts, saying, "we hope the bill doesn't pass, 'cause we love playing in michigan." today, cirque de soliel joined dozens of other companies boycotting north carolina's law that forces people to use the
bathroom of the gender listed on their birth certificate in public buildings. it has divided the state. state lawmakers are expected to return to raleigh later this month, and are expected to discuss the new law again. >> eva, thank you. we turn now to the parole recommendation after the notorious killing spree. leslie van houten, behind bars for 46 years. the parole board now saying she can now go free. jim avila reports on how it's now up to the governor. >> reporter: leslie van houten, a southern california homecoming queen turned flower child killer. member of the 1968 cult who carved "x"s into their
foreheads. fueled by lsd and the helter-skelter philosophy of the mass-murdering monster charles manson. now, 46 years later, the california parole board says her life sentence should be commuted and the now model prisoner, freed. diane sawyer talked to her in 1994. >> how do you live with knowing that was inside of you? >> it's not easy. if anything, the older i get, the harder it is. >> reporter: at 66 years old, she does not deny a direct role in the murder of grocery store magnate leno labianca and his wife rosemary. >> i stabbed mrs. labianca in the lower back about 16 times. >> and there was no pity? >> no mercy. no. no. >> reporter: van houten's final fate now in governor jerry brown's hands. he routinely follows the parole board's guidance. but those parolees were not in the labianca house behind me, and they were not members of the manson cult. david?
>> jim, thank you. next to the growing outrage after a piece of video showing two adults at a school in georgia, preparing to paddle a 5-year-old child. it's legal there and in 18 other states, but parents across the country are divided. here's steve osunsami. >> don't spank me! >> you're going to get a spanking. >> reporter: georgia police say what you're about to see a perfectly legal. a mother gave consent to school officials to paddle her son after he fought other students and spat at a teacher. for some parents, it's distu disturbing, and others feel it's fine. but the mother says she felt
pressured to allow it. >> i wish i could go back and stop this, and say, take me to jail. suspend him, i don't care. >> reporter: georgia is one of at least 19 states that still allow corporal punishment in school. authorities in jasper county say, they never threatened her with jail. >> you just don't do something like that to a 5-year-old baby. >> reporter: school officials say they're re-examining discipline issues. david? >> steve, thank you. and we should also mention this story is igniting a massive response on facebook. already 15,000 comments.
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